The continued uptick of COVID cases in Nevada County is leading county officials to emphasize the importance of contact tracing to help limit the spread of the virus. County Public Information Officer, Taylor Wolfe says the numbers were quite high over the weekend with 20 identified on Friday and another 47 posted Monday afternoon. She says county health workers are struggling to notify people of possible exposure.
Wolfe says the increase in cases has shifted from the county’s senior population to younger residents.
Wolfe says that contact tracing is not about getting people in trouble, its about limiting community spread. Ideally people that are notified of a potential contact will alter behavior to avoid inadvertently passing the virus along.
Hospitalizations have remained relatively low the past two weeks, but that may change with the number of positive tests increasing.